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March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Yichang.

Cruiser Description:
Standard: ★★★★★
Entered Service: Jul. 1995
Passenger Capacity: 200
Length (ft): 295
Beam (ft): 55
Stateroom (Standard) (sq ft): 204
Star-Rating: Five star
Standard Staterooms: 66

President No.1 is one of the ships most known to American and Canadian tour operators and travel agents who are offering tours to China and cruises to the Yangtze. It is the fourth ship and the proud of Yangtze Cruise Lines. Managed by the team trained by Sheraton Great Wall and Hotel Beijing-Toronto in Beijing, it is one of the finest ships on the river and most clientele are from the United States.

The ship was built in 1995 and put into operation on August 7th. The total capacity is 150 passengers. It is 90 meters long and 16.8 meters wide, with 5 decks. The first is crews' deck. Standard cabins are on the second floor. Veranda cabins (cabins with balcony) are on the third, fourth and fifth floor.

There is a presidential suite, 2 deluxe suites, 30 standard cabins and 40 veranda cabins. The ship is equipped with centrally controlled air-conditioning system, acoustics system, and many other advanced systems imported from Europe and United States.

Facilities include one restaurant, a dining hall, a banquet hall, 3 bars, a disco room, a gymnasium, a recreational room, a mahjong room, a sauna, a beauty parlor a gift shop, and a business center. Services such as massage, photo developing and printing, satellite telephones and faxes, satellite television are available. You may not believe it, but there are also casino machines on the ship, which are not permitted in other parts of the country.

Among them, the multi-functional International Conference Hall holds over 100 participants, with simultaneous interpretation system. This deluxe cruiser has got a lot of positive comments in the past years.

President No.1 Cruiser pictures and deckplan, facilities.

Chongqing to Yichang (4 days 3 nights) downstream voyage

Day 1  Get on board from Chongqing (no meal)

Arrive at Chaotianmen Port by yourself. Get on board between 17:30 and 21:00. Welcome to the President No.1 Cruise. Enjoy the variety entertainment on the ship. The journey begins at 21:00.

Day 2  Fengdu Ghost City and Shibaozhai (B,L,D)

A new day begins with the morning call music at 6:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor.
The ship will stop at Fengdu Ghost City during 8:00 and 10:00. Optional tour of CNY280 per person(about 2.5 hours). The tour fee includes the entrance ticket, tour guide and vehicles.
At noon, have buffet lunch at Shangrila Restaurant.

At 16:00, the ship will stop at Zhongxian Port. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Shibaozhai Tower was built against Yuyin Mountain. The whole tower is 56 meters high with 12 floors. It was built during Wanli Period and restored during Kangxi and Qianlong Period.
There will be a welcoming party at 18:15 at Shangri-la Restaurant and an evening party at Oscar Performance Hall at 20:30.

Day 3  Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream Scenic Site (B,L,D)

A new day begins with the morning call music at 6:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor.
The ship will stop at White Emperor City between 7:00 and 9:00. Optional tour for 280RMB per person(including the entrance ticket, tour guide, vehicles and etc.)
The ship will pass through Qutang Gorge at 10:45. The tour guide will explain the attraction on the deck of 6th floor.
At 12:30, the ship will pass through Wu Gorge. You could enjoy the scenery which having buffet lunch.
At 13:30, the ship will stop at Shennong Stream. Take a boat to visit Shennong Stream. It is a stream of 60 km running through the gorges from the south to the north.
There will be a farewell party at 19:00 and a gathering party at 20:00.
At about 22:30, the ship will go through five-grade ship lock of the Three Gorges Dam. You will see the spectacular scenes on the deck of 6th floor and experience how a cruiser ship climb stairs.

Day 4  Three Gorges Dam (B)

A new day begins with the morning call music at 6:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor.
At 8:00, the ship will stop at Sandouping Port. Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam. Take a tourist bus from the port to double-line five-grade ship lock. You will visit ship lock at middle isolated pier. Then drive to Tanziling to visit the model and panorama of the dam. Then drive to flood discharge dam at the southern bank; visit longitudinal cofferdam downstream. Back to the ship in 2.5 hours.

Enjoy the scenery of Xiling Gorge between 10:00 and 11:00.
At 13:00, the ship arrive at Yichang. That's the end of this tour.

Yichang to Chongqing (5 days 4 nights) upstream voyage

Day 1  Get on board from Yichang (No meal)

Get on board from the port during 18:00 and 20:00. Overnight on the ship. Enjoy the variety entertainment on the ship.

Day 2  Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Families, Three Gorges Dam (B,L,D)

The journey begins at 7:00.
The ship will go through the east part of Xiling Gorge during 7:00 and 8:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor with beautiful scenery passby.
The ship docks at the Three Gorges Tribe between 8:00 and 10:30. You may attend lectures, watch movies, doing message, singing karaoke and etc. Optional tour for Three Gorges Tribe, 280RMB per person(including entrance ticket, tour guide, vehicles and etc.)
The ship will go through Xiling Gorge during 11:00 and 11:30. Enjoy the amazing scenery on the deck of 6th floor. With its west from Xiangxikou and east to Nanjinguan, Xiling Gorge is famous for its oddly-shaped rocks, shoals and rapids.

The cruiser will stop at Sandouping Port during 13:30-15:30. Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam. Take a tourist bus from the port to double-line five-grade ship lock. You will visit ship lock at middle isolated pier. Then drive to Tanziling to visit the model and panorama of the dam. Then drive to flood discharge dam at the southern bank; visit longitudinal cofferdam downstream. Back to the ship in 2.5 hours.
At 16:00, the ship will go through five-grade ship lock of the Three Gorges Dam. You will see the spectacular scenes on the deck of 6th floor and experience how a cruiser ship climb stairs.
There will be a welcoming party at 17:30 at Shangri-la Restaurant and an evening party at Oscar Performance Hall at 20:30.

Day 3  Badong Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge (B,L,D)

A new day begins with the morning call music at 6:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor. The ship will stop at the port of Badong Shennong Stream Scenic Site at around 8:00. Take a boat to visit Shennong Stream. It is a stream of 60 km running through the gorges from the south to the north.
The ship will go through Wu Gorge during 13:00 and 15:30. You can enjoy the picturesque scenery on the 6th floor and the tour guide will explain the sightseeing.
The ship will go through Qutang Gorge during 16:00-16:30.
During 17:00 and 19:00, the ship will stop at White Emperor City. Optional tour for White Emperor City(CNY 280 per person).
Have dinner at Shangrila Restaurant at 18:45.
At 20:30, there will be an evening party of Chinese ethnic custom.

Day 4  Shibaozhai, Fengdu Ghost City (B,L,D)

A new day begins with the morning call music at 6:30. Have buffet breakfast at Shangrila Restaurant on the second floor.
The ship will stop at the port of Zhongxian during 8:30-10:30. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Shibaozhai Tower was built against Yuyin Mountain. The whole tower is 56 meters high with 12 floors. It was built during Wanli Period and restored during Kangxi and Qianlong Period.
During 14:45-17:15, the ship will stop at Fengdu Ghost City. Optional tour for 280 per person.
There will be a farewell party at 18:00.

Day 5  Arrive at Chongqing (B)

The ship will arrive at Chongqing after breakfast around 9:00. It will stop at Chaotianmen Port. This is the end of this cruise tour.

The itineraries listed in the form probably be adjusted owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition.

Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00PM to aboard the cruise on the first day. If you need Airport/Hotel/Train Station Transfer service, please book optional service or let us know.

Price Includes: Price Excludes:
Steamer ticket including one bed at basic floor, meals, attractions, English tour guide, performance show and parties as listed.
Meals as listed. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Accommodation for 3 nights downstream or 4 nights upstream.
 Shore excursions as listed.
Single room supplement.
The tips on the cruiser about 150RMB (24USD) per person.
CNY 150 per person per floor for upgrading.
Optional tours for Three Gorges Tribe, Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City.
Personal expenses such as laundry, haircut, fax, telephone, pay TV, drinks and etc.
Personal accident insurance.
Note:
There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .
If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed ", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.
How to Book?
You can book online or by email, or call us for urgent booking. You will receive our confirmation email and voucher after your booking.

 

Price per person Inquiry or
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin with Balcony, (Apr, May, Sept, Oct) : $389 (2,500CNY)
Chongqing to Yichang, Standard Cabin with Balcony, (Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $358 (2,300CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin with Balcony, (Apr, May, Sept, Oct) : $389 (2,500CNY)
Yichang to Chongqing, Standard Cabin with Balcony, (Mar,Jun,Jul,Aug,Nov) : $358 (2,300CNY)
Optional Activities: then click "Book Now".
Airport Pick-up Service (Minimum two persons), : +$31 (200CNY)

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Customer Reviews: Rating: 4.00 of 5 Star, base on 5 reviews Write a Review
Sehr schöne Reise, tolle Ausflüge, tolles Angebot... More
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] written by , Date Added:
We did an excellent tour on the Yangtze. The suggestion made by the river guide to get a room upgrade was excellent.We got two contiguous rooms which were communcating thanks to the balcony. Service was good and efficient. The visits were well organised. Entertainments during the evening was friendly a.. More
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!] written by , Date Added:
President 1 it's a superb ship on the yangtze. The cruise has been nice, the staff very friendly, the food good, the cabin nice and confortable. I would suggest to other travelers... More
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Question and Answers: Totally 30 Questions and Answers Ask a Question
Question: Inquiry about ,Any / all, Start from ,Arrive on the 21st for a four day cruise,We need to be back in Shanghai by the evening of the 25th of June. We are flying out of Shanghai on the 26th and we already have hotel arrangements more..
Answer asked by Daniel, 06/13/2016
Dear Daniel, Thanks for your attention on chinatour.net.   Will you arrive in Chongqing on June 21?   If you can board the cruiser before 9:00am in Chongqing, we can arrange President Prime cruiser for you, and the tour fee is 2600CNY about 405USD per person.   Or Victoria Anna, and the tour fee is  more..
Question: Inquiry about ,Budget 3 day/2 night cruise in standard twin cabin,Or as cheap as possible for a 4day/3night cruise same cabin requirements, Start from ,08/08/16 Chongqing but departure date can be flexible within a day or two earlier,I've had conflicting information from two tour companies. One told me a 3day/2night cr more..
Answer asked by Tanya, 06/01/2016
Dear Tanya Wade, . It takes 4 days and 3 nights by Yangtzer Cruiser fromChongqingto Yichang, 3 days and 2 nights cruiser isn’t available. On Aug 8th (Monday), there are two cruisers as below: Victoria Jenna Crusier http://chinatour.net/victoria-jenna-cruise-yangtze-river more..
Question: Inquiry about ,STANDARD, Start from ,Chongqing..(6th Jan 2016 Night after 11.00pm ) ,R there Cruises in Jan 2016 / more..
View Answer asked by K.C.Chin, 09/13/2015
Dear K.C. Chin, Thanks for your email and attention, and Jan is Winter voyage, so we need wait for the schedule around Nov, and it is not published till now.   Sorry for that. more..
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